Thank you for covering the 2014 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational. Below you will find important information throughout the tournament for the media.
The official hashtag for the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational is #HSOTInvite. Please use this hashtag in all social media posts. Social media posts using the hashtag may be featured on HighSchoolOT.com during the tournament.
Thank you for your interest in covering the 2014 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational.
Credentials for the 2014 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational are issued for working media only and should be requested as soon as possible due to space limitations and demand. Accredited working media will have first priority for credentials and all others will be on a space-available basis.
The deadline for credential requests has passed.
Credentials and media packets will be picked up at a press will-call table at Holliday Gymnasium. Only working media who are credentialed through Media Coordinator Bryan Hanks will be allowed in the media areas of Broughton High School's Holliday Gymnasium and the Cary Academy Fitness Center. Those media areas include the post-game interview room (which doubles as a media work area), game-viewing tables above the court, press row, and the adjacent hallways to the tables and work room.
To request a media credential for the 2014 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational, send an e-mail to Bryan Hanks at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Before you send your e-mail, please type "Holiday Invitational Credentials" in the subject line of the e-mail. Failure to adhere to any of these directions may result in the failure to obtain a media credential.
If you have applied for a credential, you should receive a confirmation from Bryan Hanks. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact Bryan Hanks immediately.
For questions, call Bryan Hanks at (252) 525-1155.
It is important that those on press row and in the media room maintain a professional atmosphere. Members of the media should dress professionally at all times. This includes collared shirts, not t-shirts. Absolutely no team apparel will be allowed on press row.
Absolutely no interviews may be conducted anywhere in the gymnasium except in the interview room. HighSchoolOT.com has exclusive rights to court side video interviews after each game. No other media outlets may conduct these interviews.
Following each game, coaches and select players from both teams will be escorted to the media room where a formal press conference will take place. These press conferences will be carried live exclusively on HighSchoolOT.com. You may request specific players be brought to the press conference by asking Bryan Hanks prior to the end of the third quarter.
HighSchoolOT.com and WRAL-TV have exclusive video rights for the Holiday Invitational. Other media outlets are permitted to shoot video of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational, but no other media outlets may air on television until all games have concluded for the day. Video may not be posted to the Internet until the following day.
Absolutely NO live video may be aired by any media outlet.
99.9 FM The Fan ESPN Radio and HighSchoolOT.com will air the championship games of the Summit Hospitality Bracket and Shavlik Randolph Foundation Bracket live on the radio and online.
If you are interested in doing radio play-by-play, either live or recorded, please contact Media Coordinator Bryan Hanks.
Corner seating to the right of the media workroom at Broughton High School is reserved for HighSchoolOT.com staff only. In addition, there will be limited corner seating to the left of the media workroom where a television set will be setup for HighSchoolOT.com use. No one is permitted to sit or otherwise use the set except for HighSchoolOT.com.
Seating will be available for media on the second floor of Holliday Gymnasium behind the basket directly in front of the media room and some seating will be available on the floor. Electricity will be available. Wireless Internet will also be available.
Official box scores and statistics will be made available at halftime and at the conclusion of each game. They will be distributed my Media Coordinator Bryan Hanks and available for pickup in the media room. They will also be available online on HighSchoolOT.com in the "Media" section.